BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

Registration is now Live! The October 2019 BCTLA Conference is coming!


Oct 2019

OCTOBER 25, 2019                                             ECOLE SALISH SECONDARY, SURREY

Registration for the October 2019 Conference is now live.

Conference fee – $150.00

BCTLA Membership fee – $40.00

You can view the details and register here.

Looking for a hotel during the conference – look here.

Our membership drive is on as well! Find the link to become a member or renew your membership here.

Welcome back T-Ls!

bctla news

deweyHi everyone, we are excited about the upcoming 2019-2020 school year and all the potential it holds for teacher-librarians! Please find our Fall BCTLA Newsletter including articles on:

President’s Message – Kristie Oxley waxes with encouragement for your tireless efforts in your schools, and your response to the Call to Action in petitioning MLAs in reaching contract settlement.

keynoteBCTLA Conference 2019 – From Dewey to Diversity is the slogan for this year’s conference. Highlights include:

Dominique Sullivan as our Keynote Speaker on the topic of wellness and compassion fatigue, more group sharing sessions, hands-on activities, and more vendors than ever! Dominique’s website https://zenlibrarian.ca/

BCTLA Workshops  – The BCTLA is available to assist you with a variety of workshops from specialist TLs.


DEAR is Coming! – Monday, October 28th is the return of Drop Everything and Read

Collaboration with a T-L – A great graphic underscoring the importance of T-L work and connections to colleagues.

Grab your copy of the newsletter Here!

Summer Challenge – What are you reading?

we're gonna be alright

The BCTLA is challenging you to take a book with you this summer!

Tweet a picture of yourself (#BCTLA) on vacation with your favourite book. Remember to include your location and book title in your post on either Twitter or Facebook. We hope to see some fantastic locations and even more remarkable reads!

BCTLA October Conference – Early Bird Prize

Oct 2019If you are planning on coming to our October Conference, register before September 15th and get a chance to win free conference registration for 2020 (Langley), or for second place, a $50 gift certificate to a local book store! You must be a BCTLA member to enter this contest. Winners will be selected randomly and winners notified by late September. Also, the winners will be announced at the conference itself and our website. Register today!

Renaissance Delayed: Supporting Early Career Teacher-Librarians in British Columbia 

bctf ReportAn eye-opening critical action report by Anne Hales and Leisbet Beaudry, it “gathers early-career Teacher-Librarians’ working and learning experiences, guided by the following research question:

What opportunities and barriers do beginning Teacher-Librarians encounter regarding continuing education, professional development, and teacher-led mentorship related to their specialist educator role?

The report mobilizes the study’s teacher-generated research findings by proposing key recommendations regarding future education policies and practices impacting BC Teacher-Librarians’ working and learning conditions.”

Link to the full article here.

Downloadable pdf here.